White, Overweight Women Paid Less
While we acknowledge that categorical obesity causes an increase in cost to companies...(a la the Duke U. study:  http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2007-04-23-overweight-worker-study_N.htm ), and  believe this should be addressed in some businesslike manner (wellness programs, perks, health incentives), NAAO does not support singling out one sex, one race, or any one sub-set of people.
Studies show it’s not just slender-folk with biases against the obese. It’s also rampant among their own. Wanna know where you fall in? Harvard has a great web site where you can test your own bias:
The Atlantic has a summary with charts in their new March 2008 issue... Here's another summary and included link to the most recent paper about overweight, white women being paid less than others:
Hope it's a good day and we're all getting equal pay for equal work...!
Monday, February 11, 2008